January 5, 2021

Heating systems tend to decrease a home’s humidity more than air conditioners, which is one of the reasons why humidifiers are more commonly used with heaters instead of ACs. Humidifiers are a necessity in most homes because the indoor air becomes too dry during the winter. Low humidity levels can cause health issues and damage the wood in your home.

Home Heating Systems Decrease Humidity

As your heating system runs, it lowers the humidity level in your home. Arizona has a very dry climate with the average outdoor relative humidity level ranging from 30% to 50% during the year. Indoor humidity isn’t necessarily the same as outdoor humidity, partly because of your heating and cooling system. You should check your humidity level during each season to ensure your home stays in peak comfort and condition.

Baker Heating & Cooling sells high-quality heating systems in Surprise, AZ, and the surrounding areas. You can have a humidifier installed if your home has been getting too dry during the winter.

Humidifiers Reduce Your Chances of Illness

When the humidity level inside your home drops below 30%, cold and flu viruses spread more easily. The dry air also causes dryness within your nasal passages, making you more likely to get sick. Mucus and moisture in your nasal passages fight against viruses, so you don’t want the air in your home to be dry. Maintain a humidity level of 30% to 50% inside your home to reduce your chances of illness as well as other problems that come with too little and too much humidity.

Dry Air Cracks Wood

One of the additional problems with dry air is it can crack wood inside your home. If you have wood floors or wood furniture, you don’t want them to sustain cracks. The wood may also shrink and become warped. Even your wallpaper can begin peeling at the edges when the humidity level is too low.

Baker Heating & Cooling is a family-owned and -operated company you can rely on in Surprise and the surrounding areas. We’ve been in business since 2007, and we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Our services include heating repair, heating installation, heating maintenance, AC repair, AC installation and AC maintenance. We are available 24/7 for emergency AC and heating repair.

Contact us to discuss installing a new heating or air conditioning system in your home that is compatible with a whole-house humidifier.

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